The SQL Server failed to initialize VIA support library [QLVipl.dll].

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Got an error today trying to start newly installed sql express service – The SQL Server failed to initialize VIA support library [QLVipl.dll]. This normally indicates the VIA support library does not exist or is corrupted. Please repair or disable the VIA network protocol. Error: 0x7e.

 

Solution to the problem:

  1. Open SQL server configuration manager
  2. Under  SQL server network configuration node select your instance
  3. Disable VIA protocol

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